[Excerpted] (Reuters) - With
debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft,
the U.S. military said on Sunday that it had removed data about air
strikes carried out by unmanned planes in Afghanistan from its monthly air power summaries.
U.S. Central Command, which oversees the Afghanistan
war, said in a statement the data had been removed because it was
"disproportionately focused" on the use of weapons by the remotely
piloted aircraft as it was published only when strikes were carried out -
which happened during only 3 percent of sorties. Most missions were for
reconnaissance, it said. [end]
Majia here: Great. No accountability will exist because there will be less (or perhaps no) OVERSIGHT of how many drone strikes are conducted, producing a reign of terror for people in Afghanistan.
Wake up people. Drones are going to be in your backyard soon and this is a slippery slope we're on toward outright fascism.
I am a Professor at a large public university. I study political economy and biopolitics (the politics of life). My interests are diverse but are broadly concerned with economic, social and environmental justice. I have published 5 books: Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy and Ecological Sustainability: The Threat of Financial and Energy Complexes in the Twenty-First Century (2016); Fukusima and the Privatization of Risk (2013); Constructing Autism (2005); Governmentality, Biopower and Everyday Life (2008/2011); Governing Childhood (2010).
I also participated in an edited collection on Fukushima: Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization (2014).